Katherine Burdick




Faculty Director, Women’s Brain Initiative

Associate Vice Chair for Research 

Department of Psychiatry

Katherine Burdick, PhD, is the Associate Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Psychiatry and directs the Mood and Psychosis Research Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She holds an academic rank of Associate Professor in Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. She received her PhD in clinical neuropsychology from the City University of New York and completed predoctoral and postdoctoral training at the Yale University School of Medicine.

Her research has focused on identifying persistent cognitive deficits in major psychiatric disorders, understanding their etiologies, and directly targeting them with treatment. She has authored over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and multiple book chapters ranging from psychometric studies of cognition in psychosis to effects of genetic variation on cognition and the methodologies used in genome-wide studies of cognition. Dr. Burdick’s work has been consistently funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the Veteran’s Association, foundations, and private donors.